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7 Web Design Disasters Drive People Crazy

7 Web Design Disasters Drive People Crazy | Communication design | Scoop.it

A poorly designed website has real impacts, whether page views or sales. We won't hesitate to bounce away to another with a better user experience.

1. Requiring users to signup before browsing your site
2. Forgetting about multiple screens
3. Having ridiculous forms to fill out
4. Using hard to read or cutesy fonts
5. Implementing a Search bar that sucks
6. Bombarding the reader with a wall of text
7. Displaying your products with low-res images

MS - 8 Non stop animated gifs (you will discover what I'm talking about)

Marty Note
Agree with all 7 of these annoying disasters and would add an 8th - too many animated gifs all running at the same time with NO STOP.

 

 


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9 Art Techniques That Anyone Can Do To Jumpstart Creativity - Huffington Post

9 Art Techniques That Anyone Can Do To Jumpstart Creativity - Huffington Post | Communication design | Scoop.it
9 Art Techniques That Anyone Can Do To Jumpstart Creativity
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"It all starts with drawing. The rough idea of drawings, doodles, enthusiasm and sketches plays such a major part in the process of animation.

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A Handy Classroom Poster on APA Style

A Handy Classroom Poster on APA Style | Communication design | Scoop.it
August 7, 2014
In yesterday's post I mentioned that Online Writing Lab (OWL) is one of my favourite go-to place when looking for help with referencing my papers. OWL provides guidelines on both APA...

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Character Minutes's curator insight, August 15, 2014 7:58 AM

Great resource!

Joyce Valenza's curator insight, August 16, 2014 4:52 PM

A wonderful one-page summary for class use.

Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, August 16, 2014 5:03 PM

Thanks to super curator Joyce Valenza for bringing this to my attention.

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The Linkedin Publishing Platform | Some do's and don'ts and what it all means ...

The Linkedin Publishing Platform | Some do's and don'ts and what it all means ... | Communication design | Scoop.it
LinkedIn has opened up its publishing platform to allow users to publish content. It meant that you didn't have to be a major LinkedIn influencer to get your content distributed ...

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Cendrine Marrouat - cendrinemarrouat.com's curator insight, August 20, 2014 6:54 PM


The LinkedIn Publishing platforms has been a bone of contention for many, especially regarding duplicate content. All the people I know have reposted their articles.


However, as @Optimum Business Support suggests in this article, you should not just copy and paste your content verbatim. And wait a few days before reposting from your blog.


A must-read!

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The Amazing Effects of a Weekend Without Television and the Internet

The Amazing Effects of a Weekend Without Television and the Internet | Communication design | Scoop.it
Recently, I was overwhelmed with the constant presence of electronic devices in my life. I realized that I could hardly get through an hour, much less a day, without checking my email or Facebook.

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Scary Smart Video Predicts Automation Will Make Human Work Obsolete

Scary Smart Video Predicts Automation Will Make Human Work Obsolete | Communication design | Scoop.it
If you've ever scoffed at the notion of robots one day taking your job, you probably shouldn't watch this very scary video.
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santiago calatrava’s florida polytechnic university opens

santiago calatrava’s florida polytechnic university opens | Communication design | Scoop.it
the design of the 'innovation, science & technology building' is characterized by its repeated skeletal form, with a latticed envelope stretched across a series of arched ribs.
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9 Creative Storytelling Methods

9 Creative Storytelling Methods | Communication design | Scoop.it

 

 


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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, August 11, 2014 4:17 AM


Eli Epstein:  "When an author set out to tell a story in years past, he or she typically did so on paper, a typewriter or by typing at a computer. But today, storytellers find imaginative ways to share their ideas with interactive and visual elements. On modern mediums like Twitter, Vine, YouTube and other mobile applications, storytellers are crafting tales in ways that would have been unfathomable a decade ago."

Christophe Peckeu's curator insight, August 11, 2014 7:58 AM

add your insight...

 

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8 Tips and Tricks for LinkedIn Power Users

8 Tips and Tricks for LinkedIn Power Users | Communication design | Scoop.it
Here are eight ways to get a leg up on the LinkedIn competition.

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David Blundell's curator insight, August 13, 2014 2:40 AM

So you think you know all about LinkedIn? Well this post is full of extra tips and tricks you might not be aware of, particularly if you're using LI to help you get a new job. My favourite is the first one . . .

Agi Anderson's curator insight, August 13, 2014 9:45 AM

LinkedIn is so powerful! Most Real Pros really do not know how to leverage LinkedIn.

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The Importance of Creativity in Business - CKGSB Knowledge

The Importance of Creativity in Business - CKGSB Knowledge | Communication design | Scoop.it
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NYU-Stern professor Kim Corfman on the importance of creativity in business and the role of culture in spurring or constraining creativity.

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Get the Pinterest for Business guide

Get the Pinterest for Business guide | Communication design | Scoop.it
Download this Pinterest how-to guide for tips, tricks and best practices

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Cendrine Marrouat - cendrinemarrouat.com's curator insight, August 13, 2014 6:40 PM


This guide was created by the Pinterest team, so it should be useful!

John Leith's curator insight, August 13, 2014 9:03 PM

Who knew how Pinterest would add to business.

John Leith

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TurboRoo, The Chihuahua With No Front Legs, Can Walk Again Thanks To 3D Printing

TurboRoo, The Chihuahua With No Front Legs, Can Walk Again Thanks To 3D Printing | Communication design | Scoop.it
 Is there any cute animal 3D printing can’t save? Just look at TurboRoo, a tiny Chihuahua born without front legs, who has been given a new “leash” on life thanks to a Makerbot and a 3D designer from 3dyn.
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Interrupt Your Sleep Cycle To Generate More Creative Ideas - Lifehacker Australia

Interrupt Your Sleep Cycle To Generate More Creative Ideas - Lifehacker Australia | Communication design | Scoop.it
Interrupt Your Sleep Cycle To Generate More Creative Ideas
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As we've discussed before, sleep and creativity are intertwined.

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Great mistakes in English medieval architecture

Great mistakes in English medieval architecture | Communication design | Scoop.it

One of the great things about medieval art and architecture is that people just went in and did things. They didn’t build models and scale them up, building great cathedrals and abbeys was a learning process as much as anything else. This means many of these apparently perfect aspirations to the Heavenly Jerusalem have some often quite comical mistakes, corrections and bodge-jobs that once you see, you can’t unnotice.

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A letter to a new teacher

A letter to a new teacher | Communication design | Scoop.it
Last week, in TWIOE, I noted a challenge from Stephen Hurley to pen a letter to a new teacher.  I've been mulling this around, editing/revising, and figured it was time to let it go.  Here would be...

 

Dear New Teacher:

Congratulations on starting the next stage in your life.  As an educator in the province, you have the opportunity to mold the lives and help set the direction for thousands of students over the course of your career...

 


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9 Tips to Perfectly Pitch Your Guest Blog Post | Convince and Convert: Social Media Strategy and Content Marketing Strategy

9 Tips to Perfectly Pitch Your Guest Blog Post | Convince and Convert: Social Media Strategy and Content Marketing Strategy | Communication design | Scoop.it
Editors work hard to offer useful content on a daily basis, but end up spending a lot of their time weeding their way through guest blog pitches that don't quite hit the mark. Try these nine tactics to impress your favorite blog's editor and get your work published today.

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Cendrine Marrouat - cendrinemarrouat.com's curator insight, August 20, 2014 6:13 PM


Guest posting is a great way to get more exposure for your brand. However, as I'm sure many of my fellow bloggers will agree with me, there are more bad pitches than ones that actually make it to the pile. 


Jess Ostroff has some great advice for people interested in submitting posts to other blogs. 


The most important thing to remember is this: Make it personal and personable. 

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6 Lessons in Storytelling from Steven Spielberg via OneSpot

6 Lessons in Storytelling from Steven Spielberg via OneSpot | Communication design | Scoop.it

"Storytelling is an art that requires finesse, integrity and a touch of humility, and there is possibly no greater storyteller than filmmaker Steven Spielberg."

 

Read the full article to find out more about these 6 storytelling lessons from Spielberg:

Work with the right collaboratorsGet up close and personalKnow when to repurpose great storiesDelight in the processStory first, technique secondLearn from your mistakes


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Lorraine Elvire Wagenaar's curator insight, August 20, 2014 8:55 AM

Hij is gewoon goed, maakt goede films.

Lorraine Elvire Wagenaar's curator insight, August 22, 2014 3:59 AM

Hij maakt gewoon hele goede films.

Venkatesh Iyer (venkyiyer.com)'s curator insight, August 23, 2014 1:15 AM

The master speaks.

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Next-Gen Solar Panels Are Nearly Invisible to the Naked Eye

Next-Gen Solar Panels Are Nearly Invisible to the Naked Eye | Communication design | Scoop.it
Researchers at Michigan State University have developed a new type of solar panel that is almost completely transparent.

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25 Life Lessons We Learned From Robin Williams Characters

25 Life Lessons We Learned From Robin Williams Characters | Communication design | Scoop.it
You'll always be our captain, Mr. Keating.

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Barb Jemmott's curator insight, August 12, 2014 3:55 PM
On the sad occasion of the passing of this great comedian, here are a few quotes that can inspire.
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The Enactive Torch Is A Sensor That Helps The Blind “See”

The Enactive Torch Is A Sensor That Helps The Blind “See” | Communication design | Scoop.it
 A new type of sensor could help the blind “see” objects in front of them.
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How to Make a Creative Genius - Huffington Post

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How to Make a Creative Genius
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Meet Jack. He knows he will never be a creative genius. He learned that in fifth grade during his weekly trumpet lessons when he sat next to Wynton Marsalis.

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#Sketchnotes: Icons and Concepts: Developing your own style. | LearnNuggets

#Sketchnotes: Icons and Concepts: Developing your own style. | LearnNuggets | Communication design | Scoop.it

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Jeffrey Jablonski, Ph.D.'s curator insight, August 13, 2014 12:59 PM

Stylistic lettering accompanied by lines, arrows, and shapes may arguably be the fundamentals of basic sketchnoting. Sometimes the term “less is more” can apply to sketchnotes by using icons and conceptual objects to communicate the same thing as a sentence or bulleted list.

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Pinterest for the Flippin' Classroom? 16 Ways Educators Use Pinterest

Pinterest for the Flippin' Classroom? 16 Ways Educators Use Pinterest | Communication design | Scoop.it
Pinterest isn't just for wedding themes, DIY craft inspiration, and pretty pictures — it can also be a great educational tool! Here are some creative ways educators are using Pinterest to enhance the learning experience.

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Natasha Georgiou's curator insight, August 14, 2014 9:32 PM

Useful ideas in how TLs can use Pinterest as a way to resource the curriculum.

Betty Skeet's curator insight, August 17, 2014 6:50 AM

Pinterest as an educational resource  for inspiration,  activities and classroom tools.

Heather Spiva's curator insight, February 8, 2016 3:47 PM

This is great .Looking forward to using these ideas!

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Four Ways to Think About Using ThingLink - Rethinking ThingLink

Four Ways to Think About Using ThingLink - Rethinking ThingLink | Communication design | Scoop.it

"Thinglink is a powerful tool, and some new uses are making it even more compelling. Beyond creating pictures with links, images, and videos, a “next level” exists that turns ThingLink into a powerful organizer, aggregation tool, and curator."


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Rebekah Lee's curator insight, August 15, 2014 3:29 AM

A pretty nifty way to insert signposts on a screenshot to display  pop up instructions

W. Bradley Gooderham's curator insight, August 15, 2014 1:45 PM

Whoa, just whoa.   ThingLink is so cool and what a great way to densify creative products and engage a diversity of learning pathways!    I am going to include this in my next resume for sure.

Ness Crouch's curator insight, April 22, 2015 8:17 PM

Thinglink is one of my favourite tools :)

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Hidden pleasures: 8 new labyrinth and maze artworks to lose yourself in

Hidden pleasures: 8 new labyrinth and maze artworks to lose yourself in | Communication design | Scoop.it

Labyrinths and mazes embody an age-old paradox. On entering their twisting forms, you’re compelled to lose yourself inside them only to find yourself once more.

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